#136 - Pat Flynn: Self Directed Learning

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In the 136th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Philosopher. Generalist. Minimalist. Writer. Guitarist. Entrepreneur. Creator of the #IBetYouCantDoThisWorkout series, Pat Flynn will talk about philosophy, blogging, diversity of skills and self directed learning .

Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!

In this chapter you will discover:

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(2:00) Introducing our special guest, Philosopher. Generalist. Minimalist. Writer. Guitarist. Entrepreneur. Creator of the #IBetYouCantDoThisWorkout series, Pat Flynn @chroniclesofstrength

(3:00) How did Pat Flynn get started in strength training

(5:30) Discovering Taekwondo, the big turning point in Pat’s early life

(7:00) Pat’s experience in finances and philosophy

(8:00) Pat starting in the RKC world

(8:10) Pat started blogging

(10:00) “Fitness is not rocket science” - Pat Flynn

(10:40) Being a great self directed learner

(11:40) Philosophy teaches you how to think

(13:00) How to Be Better at Almost Everything, book by Pat Flynn https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Better-Almost-Everything/dp/1721364706

(14:00) Hyperspecialization vs multiple skills

(15:00) The power of having a diversity of skills in different areas

(15:10) “Skill and combination are more powerful than hyperspecialization” - Pat Flynn

(16:00) Do strive for mastery

(16:40) Triple down on your strengths or learn multiple skills?

(17:30) the power of thinking your way through problems

(18:00) Logic, learning the structure of thought

(18:30) How to know when you don’t know something

(19:40) Skill development comes from practicing and surrounding yourself with influences

(21:00) “Don’t surround yourself with garbage” - Pat Flynn

(22:00) Being a minimalist

(23:00) Differentiation between accidental and essential things

(24:20) Prudence, the practical reasoning you get through experience

(25:00) Balance does really exist?

(26:40) “You can’t master everything at once, be a short term specialist” - Pat Flynn

(29:10) Skill acquisition

(29:30) Make the development of your skills your biggest priority

(30:40) “The skills you master will always be with you to a certain degree” - Pat Flynn

(33:10) Skills are sticky

(34:00) Eat That Frog! Book by Brian Tracy @thebriantracy https://www.amazon.com/Eat-That-Frog-Great-Procrastinating/dp/162656941X

(34:00) Writing got Pat interested in philosophy

(38:00) “Always go to the primary source first” - Pat Flynn

(40:00) “Learn the foundation, there’s nothing new in strength” - Chris Abbott

(40:40) How to Read a Book, book by Mortimer Jerome Adler

(41:20) Criticism about stoics

(42:00) About Aristotle's philosophy

(43:40) Re reading great books

(44:30) Talking literature: Ernest Hemingway

(46:30) Reading the most important thinkers

(48:50) “A virtue is a good habit” - Pat Flynn

(52:40) “Tell the truth or at least don’t lie” - Jordan Peterson

(55:00) What is Pat working on currently?

(57:40) Where to contact Pat Flynn @chroniclesofstrength https://www.chroniclesofstrength.com/kettlebellworkouts

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